During the last few months the workshop has been very busy servicing wings in anticipation of the new season. A small proportion of those gliders have needed repair work when the pilot was unaware that there was any damage. So what kind of damage can easily go unnoticed? We can [...]
In the workshop, we see all sorts of damage that wings suffer, ranging from the very minor through to extensive damage. So far, we’ve been able to find an economic option for everything that’s come in, despite some pilots’ concerns that their wing might be a write-off. But what are [...]
Canopy repairs Last month I looked at glider fabrics and factors affecting porosity. We saw how the fabric used nowadays is much lighter than it used to be. So how strong does it need to be to be safe, and how should you go about repairing any damage to your [...]
Aerofix has been around since the mid 90s, continuing to develop over that time as has the sport of paragliding itself. This article appeared in SkyWings in 2016 shortly after the business was bought by John Warden.